Loose Women returns today after four days off-air following Queens death

ITV's Loose Women will be back on at lunchtime today after a four-day break in the wake of the Queen's death last Thursday (September 8).

Following the sad news that Her Majesty had passed away, the ITV chat show was cancelled to make room in the schedule for ITV news specials and longer episodes of This Morning.

But today, it's expected to be business as usual as panellists return to the studio at the usual time of 12.30pm.

ITV's popular daytime show was cancelled last week in a TV schedule shake-up after the Queen’s death. This was to ensure the maximum coverage of the many significant events in the royal calendar.

Both Loose Women and Lorraine were axed from the TV schedule, with ITV announcing that ITV News specials would take their places.

It was the second time this month that Loose Women viewers missed out on the programme as it was also cut short when ITV reacted to the news of a new Prime Minister.

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield warned viewers there would be an announcement on the new Prime Minster at some stage that morning (September 5), but couldn't give any information on when regular programming would return.

Gogglebox continued to air following the Queen's death but many other staples were bumped including EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

This year’s National Television Awards and the start of Strictly Come Dancing's 2022 launch show have also officially been postponed.

The highly anticipated launch show for the BBC One show's 20th series was due to take place on Saturday, September 17 and would have been the first time this year’s dancing couples were revealed to the public.

However, in the wake of The Queen’s death on Thursday 8 September, the decision was made to pull the show from its scheduled time-slot as the country continues to mourn its longest-serving monarch.

The launch show will now air on Friday September 23 and will be followed by the first live show on Saturday September 24, the BBC has said.

Over a million people are expected to visit the Queen's coffin in the next three days with coverage on TV so it's possible there could be more disruption to scheduled TV as mourners from all over the country travel to London to bid a final farewell to the country’s longest reigning monarch.


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